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Re: X Bitmap

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 04:06:23AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 07:21:57PM +0200, Kevin Boergens wrote:
> > http://netghost.narod.ru/gff/graphics/summary/xbm.htm
> > 
> > I need support for the X BitMap format. On the page mentioned about I 
> > found a few pieces of code from X to support loading and reading xbm 
> > (Very old indeed).  I was not able to find out what Debian packages I 
> > have to install to get the needed headers to support xbm.
> Given no-one uses it, I don't think there are actually any packages in
> Debian supporting it. Try stealing some of the code from that site.


Not only is it still supported[1] -- and not just by various X sample
implementations, it's actually *documented*[2].

[1] atobm (1x)           - bitmap editor and converter utilities for the X Window System
    bmtoa (1x)           - bitmap editor and converter utilities for the X Window System
    pbmtoascii (1)       - convert a portable bitmap into ASCII graphics
    pbmtoatk (1)         - convert portable bitmap to Andrew Toolkit raster object
    pbmtoxbm (1)         - convert a portable bitmap into an X11 bitmap
    xbmtopbm (1)         - convert an X11 or X10 bitmap into a portable bitmap
[2] http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/mxr/gfx/2d/XBM.txt

G. Branden Robinson                |    If I recall correctly, devfs went
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    straight from being marked as
branden@debian.org                 |    EXPERIMENTAL to OBSOLETE in the
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    kernel config.     -- Tore Anderson

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